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Hundreds of next gen Mercedes E Class test mules caught on tape

Next gen Mercedes E Class

The next gen luxury sedan will also be available in a long wheelbase version.

A car spotter in Germany has managed to film hundreds of next gen Mercedes E Class test mules at what appears to be a company stockyard. While a good number of these models are covered, a few of them were parked without camouflage, giving us a clear idea on the design for the first time.

There is no surprises here. As expected, the next gen E looks dangerously close to the S and C class models with overall length (shorter than S but longer then C) being the biggest distinguishing factor. The headlamps and taillights are hidden under tapes but their similarity with the S and C Class models is obvious. The new E Class’ front grille however looks bigger than what is seen on its siblings.

The video doesn’t show the interiors but the previous spyshots indicated that the dashboard layout would adopt twin displays (instrument cluster and infotainment system) a la the new S Class. It’s safe to assume that Mercedes will pack its new luxury sedan with features that are derived from its flagship model.

Based on the MRA modular platform that also underpins the C Class, the next gen E Class would be marginally larger than the outgoing model but will be significantly lighter owing to usage of extensive aluminium in construction.

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Given that trial production has already commenced, expect the next gen Mercedes E Class to make its world premiere in early-2016, perhaps at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) in January.

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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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